WHAT: To fulfill a young boy`s wish of attending a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, the Buccaneers will join the Make-A-Wish Foundation in creating a special weekend for 12-year old Cystic Fibrosis patient Jake Muetzel.
Muetzel, his parents and his 18-year old sister will attend the Buccaneers` Saturday morning practice at One Buccaneer Place on September 11, where they will meet Head Coach Tony Dungy and have their photos taken with Dungy and Buccaneers players. Muetzel will also receive an autographed football and a Warrick Dunn jersey during the practice.
The family will then attend the team`s regular season opener against the New York Giants on Sunday, September 12, where they will have pre-game field access before viewing the game from a luxury suite. Additionally, Muetzel will accompany team captains onto the field prior to kickoff and will participate in the official coin toss.
WHEN: Saturday, September 11 Sunday, September 12
TIME: On Saturday, Muetzel will be at One Buccaneer Place from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. for the team's morning practice.
On Sunday, Muetzel will be on the field behind the Buccaneers' bench at 3:45 p.m. He will participate in the coin toss at 4:10 p.m.
WHERE: One Buccaneer Place and Raymond James Stadium
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Leah Shepherd or Jenny Townley 813-870-2700, ext. 381 or 870-2700, ext. 296 813-784-5088 (cell) or 813-784-5363 (cell) Community Relations Tampa Bay Buccaneers